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Hot! PFW's Value Board

Based on discussions they've had with NFL teams, PFW has created a value board for prospects. As you'll see, Wright and hill are considered second round picks. I'll reorganize the value board - players are not in individual value order, just listed in their 'tier' and position (i.e. Blackmon is not better than Griffin, but Griffin is better than Tannehill)...I only did the first four rounds.

Top of First Round:

Andrew Luck
Trent Richardson
Justin Blackmon
OLT Matt Kalil
Robert Griffin
Michael Floyd
Ryan Tannehill
Melvin Ingram
Fletcher Cox
Morris Claiborne

Middle of First Round:

OT Cordy Glenn
OG David DeCastro
OT Riley Reiff
Quinton Coples
Dontari Poe
Luke Kuechly
Mark Barron
Stephon Gilmore
Michael Brockers
Dont'a Hightower
Courtney Upshaw

End of First Round:

David Wilson
Rueben Randle
Coby Fleener
OT Bobby Massie
OG Kevin Zeitler
Nick Perry
Jerel Worthy
Andre Branch
Harrison Smith
Dre Kirkpatrick
Chandler Jones

Top of Second Round:

Brandon Weeden
Kendall Wright
OG Amini Silatolu
Stephen Hill
C Peter Konz
OT Jonathan Martin
Whitney Mercilus
Kendall Reyes
Ronnell Lewis
CB Josh Robinson
DT Brandon Thompson

Middle of Second Round:

Doug Martin
Alshon Jeffery
OT Mitchell Schwartz
OG Brandon Brooks
Vinny Curry
Alameda Ta'amu
Lavonte David
Janoris Jenkins
Devon Still
Zach Brown
Trumaine Johnson

End of Second Round:

Kirk Cousins
LaMichael James
Brian Quick
Dwayne Allen
OT Mike Adams
Lamar Miller
A.J. Jenkins
OT Jeff Allen
Mohamad Sanu
Alfonzo Dennard

Top of Third Round:

Isaiah Pead
Orson Charles
C Ben Jones
Mike Martin
Mychal Kendricks
George Iloka
Casey Hayward
Derek Wolfe
Bobby Wagner
Dwight Bentley

Middle of Third Round:

Brock Osweiler
Bernard Pierce
Chris Givens
C David Molk
Marv Jones
OG Tony Bergstrom
OT Kelechi Osemele
Bruce Irvin
Josh Chapman
Shea McClellin
Jamell Fleming

End of Third Round:

Edwin Baker
Ryan Broyles
Michael Egnew
OG Joe Looney
Jarius Wright
C Philip Blake
Tyrone Crawford
Billy Wynn
Kyle Wilber
Trent Robinson
Brandon Boykin

Top of Fourth Round:

Cyrus Gray
Nick Toon
Ladarius Green
OT Tom Compton
T.Y. Hilton
OG Rokevious Watkins
Trevor Guyton
Hebron Fangupo
Darius Fleming
Brandon Hardin
Jayron Hosley
Olivier Vernon
Josh Norman

Middle of Fourth Round:

Ronnie Hillman
Joe Adams
OT Brandon Mosley
Keyshawn Martin
OG Lucas Nix
OG Matt Reynolds
Cam Johnson
Rennie Moore
Keenan Robinson
Antonio Allen
Omar Bolden
DaJohn Harris
Sean Spence

End of Fourth Round:

Russell Wilson
Chris Polk
Rishard Matthews
OT James Brown
Marvin McNutt
OG Adam Gettis
OT Donald Stephenson
Jared Crick
Jaye
Nigel Bradham
Markelle Martin
Shaun Prater
Terrell Manning
Asa Jackson


http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/04/06/pfws-exclusive-draft-value-chart-7
A mock draft assuming we only drafted players in our tier or reached one teir (i.e. an early fourth round talent in the late 3rd), a mock draft would look like this:

1 (30) - OG Kevin Zeitler

2 (61) - WR Mohamad Sanu

3 (92) - NT Hebron Fangupo

4 (125) - DL Jared Crick

5 (165) - C Mike Brewster

6 (199) - CB Coty Sensabaugh

7 (237) - S Sean Cattouse, Cal
Good Stuff. Thanks for passing on.
Based on this rating, my draft would be :

1) Reuben Randle or Coby Fleener WR/TE
2) Alfonso Dennard to play safety, not cornerback
3) Philip Blake C/OG
4) Jared Crick DE
5) Vick Ballard RB
6) Brandon Washington OG
Wow, Crick as a late fourth rounder is crazy...
Originally posted by stever:
Based on this rating, my draft would be :

1) Reuben Randle or Coby Fleener WR/TE
2) Alfonso Dennard to play safety, not cornerback
3) Philip Blake C/OG
4) Jared Crick DE
5) Vick Ballard RB
6) Brandon Washington OG

I had Blake in the 3rd too, but realized that all of the nose tackles are 4th round grades or higher. So I plugged in fangupo and took brewster later.

Don't like the RB pick. What are the chances a 5th rd RB cracks our roster?
Originally posted by nickbradley:
I had Blake in the 3rd too, but realized that all of the nose tackles are 4th round grades or higher. So I plugged in fangupo and took brewster later.

Don't like the RB pick. What are the chances a 5th rd RB cracks our roster?

The rb would be the first try for a Gore successor. There are more gems found in the later rounds at the rb position than at any other position. Take a chance and pick a back and if he isn't so good it won't hurt too much if you cut him and try again next draft. The more chances you take, the more chances you have to find the hidden gem :)
I think its only OK to cut 7th round picks as rookies...occasionally 6th rounders.

If you have to cut a 5th round pick, somebody screwed up.
Originally posted by nickbradley:
I think its only OK to cut 7th round picks as rookies...occasionally 6th rounders.

If you have to cut a 5th round pick, somebody screwed up.

Maybe, but our roster isn't that bad. The better we get, the bigger the possibility that we have to cut a rookie. We all are used to not cutting draft picks, because our team was bad, but this has changed a bit.I don't wanna cut a draft pick, but i think it will happen more frequently.
Originally posted by stever:
Maybe, but our roster isn't that bad. The better we get, the bigger the possibility that we have to cut a rookie. We all are used to not cutting draft picks, because our team was bad, but this has changed a bit.I don't wanna cut a draft pick, but i think it will happen more frequently.

I don't think good teams cut 5th rounders either
I really wouldn't mind Harrison Smith at 30. I'd take Lamicheal James in the 2nd round over any other guy in that tier.
I say draft the BPA, period.

The Dallas Cowboys didn't draft Joe Montana in 1979 because Tom Landry thought that he would just be cut in camp, and it would end up being a wasted pick.

I live in Portland, and had to watch the team pass up BOTH Michael Jordan and Kevin Durant because they didn't want to "waste" a pick on a position that the team didn't "need" ... when you have the chance to get exceptional talent, get exceptional talent.
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by stever:
Maybe, but our roster isn't that bad. The better we get, the bigger the possibility that we have to cut a rookie. We all are used to not cutting draft picks, because our team was bad, but this has changed a bit.I don't wanna cut a draft pick, but i think it will happen more frequently.

I don't think good teams cut 5th rounders either


Good teams trade their latter round picks either to move up or for the next years draft. I am not sure we are at that point yet but we are close.
Originally posted by nickbradley:
I had Blake in the 3rd too, but realized that all of the nose tackles are 4th round grades or higher. So I plugged in fangupo and took brewster later.

Don't like the RB pick. What are the chances a 5th rd RB cracks our roster?

Well I don't ever want to see Anthony Dixon carry the ball for the 49ers again. And I've been saying for a few years now we need another option beyond Gore. Jacobs is a very short term answer, that could easily be cut in camp if a rookie looks good. So although there isn't much chance a 5th RB cracks the roster, there is a good chance that what you consider the "5th" could wind up being the 3rd or 4th.
Originally posted by nickbradley:
I don't think good teams cut 5th rounders either

Pittsburgh cut Thaddeus Gibson, who was a 4th rounder.